Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Ben and Jerry's in Waterbury Vermont
It was a lot easier coming back during the week- it was still lively, but we were able to pretty much by tickets for a factory tour and to go right on it.
It was $4 to take the factory tour, which lasted about half an hour.
We were taken to see a short film about the company and its history. Then, we were taken to an area where we could watch production through windows directly over production machinery. Our witty guide told us that we could not take photos in this area- as there might be spies from Hagen Das amongst us.
At the end of the tour, we were given a sample of a flavor that is only available at the end of the tour! You can't buy it anywhere! It was a strawberry cookie flavored ice cream, and it was very nice!
There is a large and well stocked gift shop area to explore after your tour, and there is a place to order more ice cream if you would like. The place is very large in general, and there is an outdoor trail that leads you to the famous "graveyard" where defunct flavors are memorialized on tombstones.
The factory tour is nice, and this is a cool place just to hang out. I see why this is a top Vermont attraction, and if you are going to the area, you must stop by once. But, once is enough.